Monthly Archives: December 2015

‘Until I was ten, I thought that the Akali Dal was a kind of lentil, a kali dal’

Scroll, October 20, 2015 Tracing the roots of Punjabi ‘khana’ through the journey of a Punjabi family from Lahore to Delhi. Rajendra Nagar was one of Delhi’s Partition refugee colonies, hurriedly created after 1947 to accommodate the millions of displaced people pouring into independent India. In Delhi, these neighbourhoods were named after Hindu Congress leaders: Rajendra Nagar, Patel Nagar, Tilak Nagar and Lajpat Nagar. Over time, the accents of its inhabitants mellowed “Rajendra Nagar” down to the more rounded, affectionate […]

Chillies and Porridge: Food memoir from 23 experts you will relish for sure

IANS, December 5, 2015 Title: Chillies and Porridge; Editor: Mita Kapur; Publisher: Harper Collins; Pages: 273; Price: Rs.499 What happens when top experts from various walks of life stir imaginations, mix emotions and pour their best memories into the frying pan called life? Believe that it no longer remains just a food experience but turns into an unforgettable memoir. A compilation of writings from 23 top experts and edited by Mita Kapur, “Chillies and Porridge” explicitly evolves around what binds […]

Cooking the Good Stuff

Indulge, The New Indian Express, December 4, 2015 Twenty three stories about nothing but food — Chillies and Porridge is an anthology that every gastronome must have Wendell Rodricks fashion designer Contribution: Tia Rosa When Mita Kapur (editor) first asked me to write for Chillies and Porridge, two food memories came to me. One was a Christmas cake recipe I got from a friend, and the second a coconut jelly made for me by Mangala Wagle, who I worked with […]


The Tribune, November 22, 2015

5 Non-fiction books by HarperCollins

Air Vistara In-flight Magazine, October 2015